Announcing the 2014 winners of Canada’s Safest Employers Award

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TORONTO, October 29, 2014 – Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Canada’s Safest Employers Award. Launched in 2011, the awards recognize companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

“Occupational health and safety professionals from all across Canada work tirelessly to promote the safety and well-being of their workforce. Canada’s Safest Employers Award gives the opportunity to recognize these hard-working individuals and celebrate the culture of safety they have helped foster in their organizations,” said Amanda Silliker, editor of Canadian Occupational Safety. “From innovative safety programs, employee engagement and training to wellness programs and strong management support, these winning employers are setting an excellent example for others to follow.”

The award boasts 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

A special Wellness award is also handed out to companies who have excellent programs in place to support an employee’s overall well-being.

A new Psychological Safety award was introduced for 2014 to recognize companies that are committed to employee mental health and are working towards implementing the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

“I’d like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Canada’s Safest Employers Awards,” said Don Van Meer, President and CEO, Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business. “It’s hard to envision anything more important for an organization to do than to ensure every one of its workers is provided with a safe working environment that enables them to return home at the end of the day. The winners of this year’s awards have some fantastic stories to share and serve as an example to organizations across the country.”

The 2014 winners are:

    Gold: Nestlé Waters Canada
    Silver: Johnsonite Canada Inc.
    Gold: County of Wellington
    Silver: Edmonton Police Service

    Gold: Cementation Canada Inc.
    Silver: Dufferin Aggregates
    Gold: Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd.
    Silvers: Weatherford Canada Partnership; Tarpon Energy Services
    Gold: Air Canada
    Silver: AFD Petroleum
    Gold: London Hydro
    Silvers: Peterborough Utilities Group; PowerStream
    Gold: Borger Group of Companies
    Silvers: Carillion Canada Inc.; Hatch Mott MacDonald
    Gold: Shepherd’s Care Foundation
    Silvers: Sault Area Hospital; Calgary Laboratory Services
    Gold: Morguard
    Silver: Tridon Communications
    Gold: Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown London
    Gold: PowerStream
    Silvers: Morguard; The Fairmont Royal York
    Gold: County of Wellington

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Amanda Silliker
Thomson Reuters